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'Big Brother': Nicole reveals her biggest regret and whether she would shave her head to get back in the game

Nicole Franzel, 21-year-old nursing school graduate, was evicted from the Big Brother house last night at the hands of her frenemy Christine, who betrayed her by putting her up on the block after promising that she wouldn’t. Since all the jury members will have a chance to re-enter the game next week, we were not allowed to talk to Nicole after being evicted. But we did manage to email her some questions that she responded to. What is Nicole’s biggest regret? What’s her status with showmance partner Hayden? And how far is she willing to go to back into the game. Read on for answers…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you think Christine would honor your agreement to not backdoor each other as HOH this week?
NICOLE: Yeah, at the beginning I definitely thought I wouldn’t be backdoored. She seemed sincere about it, but I was wrong.

EW: What is your biggest regret about your game play? If you could go back and change one thing, what would it be?
NICOLE: Trusting too many people. I should have kept my mouth shut and I put too much trust into Cody, not knowing he would tell Christine. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother': Julie Chen says 'I am surprised the women didn't put up more of a fight this year'

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was Nicole’s biggest mistake in this game?
JULIE CHEN: Unfortunately, her biggest mistake was trusting Christine too much and realizing she couldn’t, too late. She was also too honest, but it made her beloved by fans. She got TWO rounds of applause upon her eviction by the live audience, which has never happened this season and the other houseguests inside noticed. Take that! READ FULL STORY

Julie Chen on double 'Big Brother' evictions and Christine's fatal move

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.

EW: If Donny did not win the power of veto and was still on the block, do you think he would/should have been evicted over Hayden?
JULIE CHEN: No, Hayden probably would have been evicted regardless because Derrick decided to turn his back on the “rationales” and Derrick seems to be running things. Plus, Donny seems to be the most liked person inside the house. Donny also has no one working with him, so he’s not a real threat. Hayden is a threat because he has Nicole and looks strong and has dangerous information that can blow up other people’s game.

Christine was playing a smart game until this week, when she sloppily blew up her alliance with Nicole and Hayden. She emerged as a power player this week, but did she overplay her hand too soon and blow it?
I think she did blow it. She went from being liked by all and secretly in two good alliances to being exposed as an untrustworthy person. It’s going to be hard if not impossible for Nicole to ever trust her again and when the Detonators have to dump one of their own, she’s likely to be at the top of the list.

What pleasure do you get from the double evictions? Do you feel bad that everything has to change, or is there a giddy Julie joy from the total madness of a double eviction night!?
I love double eviction night… Watching last minute strategizing, people blowing up other people’s games, making split-second decisions, digging deep to compete and win competitions… it’s what makes Big Brother awesome! This is where the rubber meets the road!

Read EW‘s recap of last night’s double-eviction episode here.

Exclusive: 'Big Brother' contestants get comic book makeovers

On tonight’s episode of Big Brother, the typical Power of Veto competition will take a decidedly more colorful turn, and we’ve got a preview of the superhuman-sized competition to prove it.

In tonight’s PoV game “BB Comics,” every houseguest will zip-line past a window revealing 16 comic book covers based on the houseguests, which they’ll have to memorize in typical BB fashion. The photos—which you can see in their full glory exclusively on EW—were designed specifically for Big Brother by professional comic artists Tom Nguyen, Josh Adams, Joe Martino, Michael Borkowski, and Andy Smith from DC, Marvel, and Red Anvil Comics.

Check out the covers below, and let Donny “The Beard” Thompson and Nicole “Oktober Fist” Franzel haunt your dreams for the rest of summer. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother': Julie Chen defends Donny's big Team America decision

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We had another unanimous vote this week as Amber was evicted. There have been a lot of unanimous or near unanimous votes this season. What is it about the house dynamic this year that has led to so much consensus?
JULIE CHEN: The house is being run by men who intimidate the women and those that are not in their alliance. No one is willing to put a target on their back and no one is strong enough to start forming an alliance against the Detonators. It’s pure intimidation. It started out as brawn that intimidated everyone — i.e. Devin and Caleb — and it morphed into the other men in the Bomb Squad running the house now:  Derrick, Zach, Frankie, and Cody.  

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Julie Chen on 'Big Brother's Zach-Frankie showmance, Cody's 'wrong move'

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.

Between Cody’s will-he-or-won’t-he nomination, Frankie’s tragic news, Brittany’s hanging toenails, Donny’s gentle eyes, Jocasta’s dumb bowties, Hayden and Nicole’s hook-up (finally), and Derrick’s heroic—and perhaps very savvy—throwing of the HoH competition, there was a lot going on this week in the world of Big Brother. Thankfully, Julie Chen is here to help take some of the mystery away.  READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother': Julie Chen on first evictions of the season and game changes

Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few questions about the latest episode of ‘Big Brother’. 

EW: Two evictions in, do you think the game changes have been effective?
JULIE CHEN: I absolutely think the game changes are effective. With two less people, it’s only going to get tougher to decide who the two HOHs nominate. It almost forces people to play hard or be eliminated. Plus you are going to have a lot of upset people every week with 4 nominees. Even if you win battle of the block, you are going to be mad you were nominated and then you’re going to want payback! This game just gets more intense. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother': New season will (finally!) be in HD

Big Brother is veto-ing standard definition.

The new season of the CBS reality show, which will begin airing its 16th cycle on June 25, will finally be broadcast in high definition, EW has confirmed. Big Brother was previously the only regularly scheduled primetime program still shown in standard definition. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Rachel and Brendon compare 'Big Brother' and 'Amazing Race'

I don’t know if there will be any life vests on this season of The Amazing Race, but if so, floaters better grab them. That’s because reality royalty returns tonight when husband-and-wife team Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly take their second tour on The Amazing Race when season 24 of the reality show premieres on CBS. But how does racing around the world at breakneck speed compare with backstabbing house guests in the backyard on the show that first made Brenchel famous, Big Brother? We asked the couple when they called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105). READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Hayden on his 'top heavy' girlfriend and the one move he wishes he made

It felt weird, right? Having a Big Brother player on Survivor just seemed kind of odd. But Hayden Moss fit right in the second he hit the beach for Blood vs. Water. And the Big Brother champion almost added a Survivor title to his collection. Alas, he was finally voted out and then lost the duel that could have gotten him back into the game. We spoke with the reality veteran to find out which show truly is harder and also to get some explanation as to why his girlfriend, Kat, was bragging about her new boobs on TV. He also revealed the one move he didn’t make that could have changed the game completely. (NOTE: Also make sure to check out our interviews with Blood vs. Water winner Tyspn Apostol, runner-up Monica Culpepper and former champ Tina Wesson.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So we spoke the day before the game began and I asked you which was harder: Big Brother or Survivor and you said to ask you after 39 days. Well, you made it, what, 36 days, which is close enough. Soooooooo, which is harder, Hayden?
HAYDEN MOSS: It’s apples and oranges out there. They are two totally different games. Survivor is by far physically harder and physically more demanding. I think the mental side of Big Brother and the wear of 90 days is a little bit harder on your mindset. But it’s so hard to try and say this game is harder, or that game is harder. There are bits and pieces of Survivor that are harder and bits and pieces of Big Brother that are way harder. READ FULL STORY

'Big Brother:' GinaMarie calls being fired by pageant company 'a really big stab in the heart': Plus, Andy and Spencer apologize

Big Brother wrapped up its controversial 15th season Sept. 18, and we spoke to all three finalists this morning on Entertainment Weekly radio (SiriusXM, channel 105). Rather than the usual celebratory nature these interviews can take, our chats with Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, and Spencer Clawson centered mostly around their behavior in the house, specifically comments or conversations all three took part in that have led to each of them being either fired or publicly rebuked by their employers. And you can now hear all three interviews right here on the InsideTV Podcast. [SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now unless you already watched Wednesday's finale of Big Brother.] READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Blood vs. Water': Jeff Probst says he has no issue with having a 'Big Brother' player on -- VIDEO

Survivor and Big Brother both launched in the summer of 2000. Both involve contestants voting each other out in the hopes of wining a big cash prize. And both air on CBS. But the shows have far more differences than similarities. Survivor takes place entirely outdoors in exotic locations halfway around the world, while Big Brother is set in a tricked-out house in Los Angeles. For years, Survivor (along with The Amazing Race) was considered the gold standard of reality programming, while Big Brother is more of cheesy guilty pleasure in which contestants dress up in hot dog costumes and must contend with a showtunes-loving clam named Otev and a sassy robot dubbed the Zingbot.

With all that in mind, I asked Jeff Probst while on location for filming of Survivor: Blood vs. Water (which premieres on Sept. 18) whether he had any issues in having a player — Hayden Moss, boyfriend of Survivor: One World’s Kat Edorsson — from the circus that is Big Brother now competing on his show. READ FULL STORY

CBS renews 'Big Brother'

We aren’t done hating on McCranda but that hasn’t stopped CBS from announcing the inevitable: The network has renewed Big Brother for a 16th season.

The show, which recently celebrated its 500th episode, is averaging 7.29 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Compared to last year, the show is up 11% in viewers, and 8% in adults 18-49.

A special 90-minute finale of this summer’s installment will air Sept. 18 following the season premiere of Survivor.

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